The Great Desert Railroad Race
In 1905 Francis Marion Smith had made a fortune from Borax - a mineral used for disinfectants, detergents and other household needs. William Andrews Clark made his fortune in the copper mines of Butte, Montana. Both of these men wanted to cash in on the gold rush taking place in the Death Valley region in 1905. At first they agreed to work together - then one of them changed his mine - double-dealings led to a life-time rivalry as the two millionaires compete for all the business of the mining booms. With many twists and turns this is the story of ambition and rivalries played out in America's most feared, desolate and remote region, Death Valley. USA, 2001, B&W/Color, 50 minutes.
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